Kazakhstan to Host One of Central Asia’s Largest E-Commerce Distribution Centers

A new e-commerce distribution center, one of the largest in Central Asia, will soon be established in Kazakhstan. This center aims to ensure the prompt processing of goods and their delivery to countries in the EU, EAEU, and Central Asia.

The integration of intelligent IT solutions will enable full automation of logistics processes and provide customs support for deliveries. During a recent meeting, officials discussed the prospects for mutually beneficial cooperation in e-commerce and related industries.

Kazakhstan’s Minister of Trade and Integration, Arman Shakkaliev, noted during a meeting with Yu Weijia, Chairman of the Board and founder of YTO Express Co., that Kazakhstan’s e-commerce market is rapidly growing, with an annual growth rate exceeding 20%.

“The Chinese e-commerce market is impressive in its volume, with over 70% of sales conducted online. Kazakhstan, with its strategic geographical location, aims to become a key transit zone for international e-commerce. A joint project with Kazpost to create a distribution center in Kazakhstan will boost the development of cross-border trade,” said Shakkaliev.

Yu Weijia highlighted that this project is unique in Central Asia and will serve the entire region. The company also plans to build five more distribution centers in other countries to expand its global logistics hubs.

“Last year, we began active cooperation with the Almaty Akimat. This is a long-term project that will enhance mutually beneficial and productive cooperation between our countries. We have established three bonded warehouses in China: in Shanghai, Nanjing, and Wuhan. This project is the only one in Central Asia that will cover the entire region. Additionally, we plan to build five more centers in the USA, Brazil, Thailand, Budapest, and Dubai,” said Yu Weijia.

The Chinese side intends to implement the project soon. Arman Shakkaliev confirmed Kazakhstan’s readiness to continue active collaboration. Following the meeting, the parties agreed to sign a joint action plan.



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